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  1. Jeroen here is a view of the starboard wing fold of a A-6B: Jari
  2. Here are a couple of videos of Spitfires getting repaired at a factory: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060021239 Jari
  3. Here is another one with LAU-3s (without fairings) and looks like TER mounted bombs on the c/l: also note that that time air to air missies were carried just in case. Jari
  4. How about a load of Mk-77s and a c/l Mk4 gun pod: Jari
  5. Here are a couple more photos: in this one you can see a couple of dark spots that may be the locations for the strut: Jari
  6. The IP from a manual: https://www.docdroid.com/L887zik/douglas-a-20-havoc-ii-pilots-notes-pdf#page=26 Jari
  7. Since you mentioned Vigilante, i think they were just recon only during the war, early A-5s could carry bombs which would have only 1 stripe on them. Also for reference for others, it took time for 2 stripes bombs to come thru the supply lines so a mix of 1 and 2 stripes bombs were common: Jari
  8. To further add to the 2 stripes question, the first thermal protection was a rubber coating on the inside of the bomb so there was no rough coating on bombs until after Vietnam. You can see some Mk-82's with 2 stripes being loading in this video: as for 3 stripes, i think that was for a less sensitive explosive filler in the more modern era. To further confuse things some early older bombs had 3 stripes as well, that designated what type of explosive filler the bomb had, some old fat bombs being loaded on an A-6A can be seen here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/85180 Jari
  9. From the looks of it the support strut was installed when flying was done: https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Navy/Grumman-A-6A-Intruder-G-128-A2F-1/1081451/L when the aircraft was ready to go flying during the day the strut was left off: Jari
  10. Ukraine also lobs rockets: Some more Su-25 action: Jari
  11. They discovered that flying close towards the target tends to get plenty of return fire so they, and helicopters as well, have adopted the lobbing method of rocket delivery, not as accurate but a bit safer. Also note the Su-25 wingman fires his rockets pretty much close to the same time as the leader, hopefully doesn't hit him and has to avoid the flares the leader pops off. Jari
  12. Some had the Z marking: Jari
  13. A Russian pilot ejecting: Jari
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